THE Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate Murtala Ajaka has cast his vote in his local government, Igalamela, Kogi state.
He said that the original result sheets for the election were missing in Okenne, Okehi and Adavi local government areas and urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to question the people involved.
“The original result sheets in Okene, Okehi, and Adavi local governments are missing. And they are busy arranging the result sheets now. The returning officers in those areas should be questioned,” he stated after casting his vote.
Ajaka is one of the 18 candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to vie for the governorship seat in today’s off-cycle election.
Other leading candidates are Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ododo Usman Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Leke Abejide of the African Democratic Congress (ADC).
The election in Kogi is one of the three off-cycle governorship polls held today.
Other states having elections are Bayelsa and Imo.
The tenure of the current governor of Imo state expires on January 14, 2024, while the governors of Kogi and Bayelsa states expire on January 26, 2024, and February 13 of the same year.
The ICIR reported Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello boasting after casting his vote in his hometown of Okenne that his party’s candidate, Ododo, would win the election.